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Lab Test Dictionary

Vitamin A (Retinol), Serum or Plasma (0080525)

Methodology

Quantitative High Performance Liquid Chromatography (HPLC)


Synonyms

A Vitamin; Retinol; Retinyl palmitate

Specimen Type

Plasma or Serum

Performing Lab

ARUP


Epic ID

Other Reference Test

Lab Test Days

Daily

Standard TAT

1-4 Days


Collection Information

Specimen Required

1-2 mL Blood

Container Type

Lithium Heparin (Light Green-Top) Tube (PST)

Collection Instructions

Patient should fast for 12 hours and abstain from alcohol for 24 hours prior to collection. Plasma collected in a sodium heparin (green-top), EDTA (lavender-top) tube or serum collected in a serum separator tube (SST) is also acceptable.


Processing Information - Lab Use Only

Transport Temperature

Refrigerated-OK/Frozen-OK

Specimen Stability

Room Temp: 3 Hours; Refrigerated: 1 Month (Preferred); Frozen: 1 Year

Rejection Criteria

Whole blood or body fluids other than serum or plasma

Test Volume Required

1 mL Plasma or Serum

Minimum Test Volume

0.2 mL Plasma or Serum

Processing Instructions

Separate serum or plasma within 1 hour of collection. Complete an ARUP requisition and submit with specimen refrigerated. Send with daily Apollo courier pick up.


CPT Codes

84590


Revised

5/17/24

Initials

SA